Located in between Ipoh’s Padang and St Michael’s Institution, the Masjid India Mosque is a striking and beautiful building which is one of the attractions on Ipoh’s Heritage Trail.
Non-muslims are not permitted to enter the inner part of the mosque, however, the outside of the building is worth seeing in its own right.
About Masjid India
The Masjid India Mosque was built in 1908 funded by a wealthy Indian business man called Shaik Adam.
Shaik Adam was one of the many Tamil Indians who came to Ipoh at the end of the 19th Century to work in the then immensely profitable tin mining industry. The mosque was built specifically for Tamil people who belonged to the Hanafi Sect of the Indian Muslim community at a time when the only mosques available where under the Safie Sect of the Islamic religion.
The mosque was built by Indian workmen using traditional building techniques learnt in their homeland to create a mosque in a Mughal architectural style reminiscent of the great forts located in the Northern Indian State of Rajastan. The mosque is square with balustrades on the roof which look similar to battlements, leading many people to liken the design to that of a castle. This is a well maintained building and Muslim visitors who have gone inside to pray have reported this is a welcoming and immaculately clean mosque.
Location of Masjid India
- Masjid India is located at Jalan S.P Seenivasagam, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia.